HSBC Trade Economist Asia Tour 2016

The forum discussed the current and future business environment for trade and what it means for Malaysian business.

Event Overview

The forum discussed the current and future business environment for trade and what it means for Malaysian business.

While the global economic outlook remainsuncertain, the centre of gravity of global trade is anticipated to continue its shift to the East. At the same time, the landscape of trade negotiations is evolving rapidly with various regional and bilateral trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) taking place. The World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement and the expansion of the Information Technology Agreement are also expected to remove barriers and ease cross-border trade.

Against the backdrop of the changing global economy, what are the implications for trade and how could Asian corporates take advantage of the opportunities presented?

The forum held in Kuala Lumpur discussed the current and future business environment for trade and what it means for Malaysian business.

Discussion Topics

The forum covers a variety of topics on international trade, this includes:
• Overall landscape for international trade
• The importance of mega-regional trade agreements for Asia (e.g. TPP, AEC)
• Facilitating trade via the World Trade Organization
• Trade liberalisation: the implications and opportunities for corporates
• The effects of regulatory change on availability of trade finance
• Commodities in our macro forecasts

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Accelerating Trade amid Market Volatility and Growing Protectionism

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Event Highlights

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Inside Tomorrow’s China: Greater access to world’s second largest economy

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